2019-2020 Executive Board
Devan has spent nearly her entire adult life in public service and is known for her passion, her diplomacy and keen ability to get to the root of complex problems to resolve them. She has served on a number of boards, commissions, and with a host of non-profit organizations, including: DRC Community Solutions to End Homelessness, Chair of the Arlington Community Relations Commission, inspirED Advisory Committee, New Leaders Council Advisory Board, Women Inspiring Philanthropy, and is a founding member of BRIDGE Young Professionals. In 2015, Fort Worth CEO Magazine named her one of “20 Women to Watch in Business.” Prior to launching her own bid for County Commissioner, she worked as the District Director in both the Texas Senate and House, served as Campaign Manager for State Representative Chris Turner, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and also served as a Council Aide to a Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem.
She is Founder and Principal of Allen Realty Advisors, a proud UT Arlington Maverick (2010), and resides in Arlington with her husband, Mark, a Commercial Real Estate Broker and Principal of Allen Multifamily Advisors with Colliers International.
Growing up as the youngest child of incarcerated parents and experiencing homelessness at a young age, Devan never conceived that her path would lead to becoming an entrepreneur or an advocate for others. At the heart of her success is her core belief that success is attainable if one is willing to work diligently to achieve it.
Committed to celebrating the uniquely diverse community that is Precinct 2, Devan believes that what matters most, regardless of the issue, is treating people well and valuing their priorities.
That is why Devan chooses to leading in a balanced and unifying way in doing her best to serve the greatest number of people in a way that is practical, equitable and sustainable.
Mayor Williams is president of Arlington based Graham Associates, Inc., an award-winning engineering and planning firm. He has worked on a host of Arlington-based projects, including: AT&T Stadium, the I.H. 30 Three Bridges Project, Globe Life Park, River Legacy Living Science Center, the Parks Mall, the Viridian development and the Richard Greene Linear Park. In 2009, Williams was presented with the State of Texas Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.
During his 30 years in Arlington, Williams has been heavily involved in the community. His approach to leadership is inclusive and built on a foundation of finding consensus. That can be seen in many of Williams’ projects including the 2008 Arlington City Bond Election Committee and the 2014 AISD School Bond Election Committee. He chaired both committees and both bonds passed by wide margins. In 2014, Williams served on the City of Arlington’s Comprehensive Planning Committee. Mayor Williams has held leadership and volunteer roles in a variety of Arlington organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, PTA, Salvation Army, Mission Arlington and River Legacy Foundation. His community service has been recognized with the Vandergriff Community Leadership Award.
A graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in civil engineering, Williams was inducted into the university’s Civil Engineering Academy for Engineering Excellence.
More than three decades ago, Williams and his wife Karen picked Arlington over other North Texas communities to raise their family, in part because of the quality of education in the Arlington Independent School District. All three of his children went to AISD schools throughout their public education, graduating from Martin High School. Their oldest daughter taught first grade at AISD’s Rocquemore Elementary for three years. The Williams are active members of First Baptist Church of Arlington where he has served in numerous leadership roles including chairman of the Board of Deacons and chairman of the Building, Masterplanning, and Property Acquisition Committee.
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David was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1997, following his graduation from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, which is now known as Texas A&M University School of Law. He completed his undergraduate work at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he received a degree in Public Administration.
He’s since become one of the most sought-after Family Law attorneys in Tarrant County, a specialty in which he’s Board Certified. Within that discipline, he specializes in cases that involve Complex Division of Assets or Contested Child Custody matters, and often finds himself representing business owners.
Ron Jensen was elected Mayor in 2013 and City Council member representing District 6 in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009. While serving as a city council member, he was named Mayor Pro Tem three times. He was appointed to the Council’s Finance and Government Committee. He has served on the city’s Housing Finance Corporation and the Sports Facilities Development Corporation, City representative on the Regional Transportation Committee and on the North Texas Council of Government Executive Board. He represented the city on the State Highway 360 task force that meets regularly with TXDOT and NTTA concerning the completion of 360 south to State Highway 287. He is a member of TIF Districts 2 and 3, as well as a member and trustee at Matthew Road Baptist Church. He is also a member of the Grand Prairie Rotary Club. He has previously served as Chairman of YMCA board for two terms; YMCA Sports Committee Chair; coached soccer and basketball for four years; YMCA Campaign Chairman two years. He was the President of Grand Prairie Rotary Club, also served as Secretary-Treasurer for two years. He is a former board member of DFW Medical Hospital Board and Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Ron Jensen has received the Chamber of Commerce Public Servant Award in 2004 and the Man of the Year Award in 2007.
With a degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M, the passion for building a community is second nature for Madden. Former President of the Westchester on the Creek HOA and the Grand Prairie Council PTA, Madden is committed to carrying on good works of her community predecessors and building on them, with an eye on the future.
Michelle Madden lives in Grand Prairie with her husband, Steven, and children, Cameron and Trinity.